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By pardarling ·
Dear sirs,
What is IMAP Server ?
Which diffrence is bitween it and SMTP or POP3 ?
Would you tell me exactly ?
Best Regard

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by dmiles In reply to Mail Server Types

1) IMAP is a protocol in which you log into the mail server and get a list of messages,as you view them they are downloaded,one by one to view
2)POP3 is the most used mail system and supported by a lot of ISPs because it is convient and easier tio manage.POP3 downloads all of the messages in a mailbox,including attachents andthen you view them.
3)SMTP is a protocol which you log into the mail server and get a list of messages you have.As you view them they are downloaded,one by one as you read them.

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by mebudman In reply to Mail Server Types

Internet Message Access Protocol Version 4 rev1 (IMAP4) and Post Office Protocol ver3 (POP3) are client protocol used to retrieve email from specific mail server that supports those types of clients.
Simple Mail Transport Protocol (SMTP) is the sending part of a mail client. Internet mail servers use SMTP to send email to other mail servers.

IMAP4 uses ports 143 and 993 (clear and SSL)
POP3 uses ports 110 and 995 (clear and SSL)
SMTP uses port 25 or 465 (clear/SSL or SSL)
You can configure a server to respond to SMTP via SSL over either port 25 or 465.
IMAP4 is a richer client than POP3 in that it enables you to download folder information and have access to more resources on the server. The POP3 only has access to your defaultinbox. IMAP4 gives you the ability to retrieve only the messages you select, POP3 downloads all the messages it finds that are new.

Any thing else. Hope this helps.

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